New Family First resources on

September 26, 2019

All children and teens should grow up in a safe, stable and secure family that supports their long-term well-being. Research shows that growing up in a family is essential for all kids, especially those who have experienced abuse or neglect.

The Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) is a federal law that allows local child welfare agencies to use federal funding to pay for services that prevent the removal of a child or teen from their home.

Stakeholders can find more information, resources and answers to frequently asked questions about the Family First Prevention Services Act on a new section of

New content will be announced in the weekly OCYF Community Partner Newsletter.

Follow the child welfare blog on for immediate updates and for an archive of Family First blog updates.

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